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LUNENBURG, N.S � The Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Atlantic region in 2003. The coveted RTNDA Awards were presented at the Association's Atlantic Regional meeting in Lunenburg.

The 2003 Television winners are:

Bert Cannings Award (Best Newscast)
ATV News, Halifax, NS � "ATV Evening News" (Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award (Spot News)
ATV News, Halifax, NS � "Hurricane Juan"

Dan McArthur Award (In-depth/Investigative)
Radio-Canada Atlantique, Moncton, NB � "Vol de bois (Wood Thief)
Global News Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS � "Gas Gougers"(Honourable Mentions)

Dave Rogers (Feature)
ATV News, Halifax, NS � "Artists" (Large Market)
CBC TV Canada Now, St. John's, NL � "Outport Land" (Large Market � Honourable Mention)

Gord Sinclair (Special Events)
Global News Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS � "Global News "Juan's Fury" Day 3" (Medium Market)
Global News Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS � "Global News" Juan's Fury" Day 1" (Medium Market � Honourable Mention)

Ron Laidlaw (Continuing Coverage)
Global News Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS � "Eye of Suspicion"
CBC Canada Now, St. John's, NL � "Oxycontin Series" (Honourable Mentions)

The 2003 Radio winners are:

Byron MacGregor Award (Best Newscast)
KHJ, Fredericton, NB � "KHJ 5 O'Clock News" (Small Market)
CJCH AM 920, Halifax, NS � "CJCH Morning Show 8 AM News" (Medium Market)
VOCM News, St. John's, NL � "VOCM News"(Medium Market � Honourable Mention)

Charlie Edwards Award (Spot News)
CBC Radio, Halifax, NS � "Gottingen Street Fire"
CKBW, Bridgewater, NS � "Shootout in Bridgewater" (Honourable Mentions)

Dan McArthur Award (In-depth/Investigative)
CBC Radio, Halifax, NS � "A Lesson in Racism"

Dave Rogers (Feature)
CBC Fredericton, Fredericton, NB � "Anywhere But Here" (Small Market)
CBC Radio, Halifax, NS � "Mr. Radford's Hands" (Medium Market)

Gord Sinclair (Special Events)
CJLS, Yarmouth, NS � "Yarmouth Shark Scramble" (Small Market)
CJCH AM920, Halifax, NS � "CJCH Coverage of Hurricane Juan Day 1" (Medium Market)

Ron Laidlaw (Continuing Coverage)
CBC Radio Bathurst Bureau, Bathurst, NB � "Bennett's Battle in Belledune"
Q-104, Halifax, NS � "Hurricane Juan Slams Halifax" (Honourable Mentions)

Sam Ross (Editorial)
CJCH AM920, Halifax, NS � "The Hotline: Hurricane Juan 5 Days Later"
CBC Radio, Halifax, NS � "Charity + Justice � A Commentary" (Honourable Mention)

The Atlantic Regional winners now go on to compete for the RTNDA National Awards to be presented at the RTNDA National Convention in Saskatoon on June 12, 2004. Go to www.rtndacanada.com for more information.
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